Ever asked a stranger what book he/she is reading?

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Re: Ever asked a stranger what book he/she is reading?

Post by JuliaKay » 06 May 2018, 08:48

I have asked people I know what book they are reading, but I do feel bad about doing this because I can't stand being interrupted while I am reading. I have never asked a stranger what they are reading. Interrupting a person I know is one thing but interrupting a stranger's reading would feel rude to me. :lol:
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Post by Camille Turner » 07 May 2018, 19:06

DATo wrote:
05 May 2018, 17:19
Camille Turner wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 10:43
Yes, I have! And the conversation went well considering I later married this person. ;) Thank goodness for books -- they led me to my hubby!
That never works out for me. I noticed that the book the last woman I bumped into was reading was 32 Ways To Cut Cocaine . Who knows? It might have been a beautiful relationship, but I'm more into classics, so I just kept walking.
Ha! I completely understand...I'm a classics nut too! The book from my story is Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," which is my favorite. I'm not sure I would have even said anything if it weren't for the fact that I just got too worked up over that book and couldn't help myself. Only one of my all-time favorites could have made me strike up a convo with a stranger like that!

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Post by nikkyteewhy » 12 May 2018, 15:02

OH yes I have. I try not to bug them though because I know how annoying that can be especially when you can trying to concentrate on what you are reading.

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Post by Jillpillbooknerd » 13 May 2018, 13:08

Yes, I have stopped people and asked what they are reading. I sometimes feel guilty to interrupt though because I know how much I hate that when people do that to me!

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Post by kfwilson6 » 17 May 2018, 13:37

Camille Turner wrote:
07 May 2018, 19:06
DATo wrote:
05 May 2018, 17:19
Camille Turner wrote:
16 Mar 2018, 10:43
Yes, I have! And the conversation went well considering I later married this person. ;) Thank goodness for books -- they led me to my hubby!
That never works out for me. I noticed that the book the last woman I bumped into was reading was 32 Ways To Cut Cocaine . Who knows? It might have been a beautiful relationship, but I'm more into classics, so I just kept walking.
Ha! I completely understand...I'm a classics nut too! The book from my story is Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," which is my favorite. I'm not sure I would have even said anything if it weren't for the fact that I just got too worked up over that book and couldn't help myself. Only one of my all-time favorites could have made me strike up a convo with a stranger like that!
I had a feeling this question would evoke some interesting answers. I love both of your stories. And it is so funny how you've never talked about a book or maybe even heard of it and then all of a sudden you feel like it is everywhere. Someone in my family was just talking about The Picture of Dorian Gray so I downloaded it a few days ago to read.

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Post by Camille Turner » 17 May 2018, 17:25

kfwilson6 wrote:
17 May 2018, 13:37
Camille Turner wrote:
07 May 2018, 19:06
DATo wrote:
05 May 2018, 17:19


That never works out for me. I noticed that the book the last woman I bumped into was reading was 32 Ways To Cut Cocaine . Who knows? It might have been a beautiful relationship, but I'm more into classics, so I just kept walking.
Ha! I completely understand...I'm a classics nut too! The book from my story is Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," which is my favorite. I'm not sure I would have even said anything if it weren't for the fact that I just got too worked up over that book and couldn't help myself. Only one of my all-time favorites could have made me strike up a convo with a stranger like that!
I had a feeling this question would evoke some interesting answers. I love both of your stories. And it is so funny how you've never talked about a book or maybe even heard of it and then all of a sudden you feel like it is everywhere. Someone in my family was just talking about The Picture of Dorian Gray so I downloaded it a few days ago to read.
I know exactly what you mean! I am so excited you're going to read it and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :)

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